Kasiani Kalikazaros in her TRACE uniform

Dedication and a positive work ethic are all part of the job for Ventia's TRACE contractor, Kasiani 'Kasi' Kalikazaros, who recently won an award from INPEX Australia for her efforts in driving diversity and inclusion. 

Kasi is employed by Larrakia Development Corporation (LDC), an Aboriginal organisation 'working for all Larrakia', the Traditional Owner group of Darwin. She is contracted to Ventia's TRACE team, where she works at INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG onshore processing facilities in Darwin.

When she started onsite nearly three years ago Kasi worked in the warehouse, before taking the opportunity to move to the Mooring Team due to her dedication and positive work ethic. 


Award-winning commitment and enthusiasm

According to her Site Manager Simon McLeod, Kasi continuously goes above and beyond, and receives excellent feedback from the Operation Team Leads for her commitment to the team and general enthusiasm - impressive traits which helped win her the International Women's Day award.

Spending most of her shift mooring vessels at Bladin Point on the beautiful Timor Sea, Kasi says she has "the best office view in the world". 

"I love this job, there is no job like it," said Kasi.

"Every day is fresh and different, there is so much variety."

We're lucky to have a great team as well. Our team leads really trust us and we have freedom to grow and develop. It's a very positive working environment.

Ventia employee Kasi pledging to

Kasi is an active member of Women in Resources and is passionate about supporting other women in their roles.


Encouraging more women in the resources industry

As one of only a few women in her team and the only female LDC operations support employee on site, Kasi is passionate about supporting other women in their roles and encouraging more women to join the industry.

She is an active member of Women in Resources and is keen to see the numbers of female workers in the industry continue to increase.

Her team members say she is a great role model, always striving to do her best, forthcoming with discussing her journey, and encouraging others, especially young females, to consider this pathway. 

"I would love to see more women in these great jobs," Kasi said.

Women communicate differently, feel things differently; I think it's really important to have female connection in all roles.

We agree, Kasi. Congratulations, we are thrilled to have you on our team.